© 2022 WNIJ and WNIU
Northern Public Radio
801 N 1st St.
DeKalb, IL 60115
815-753-9000
Northern Public Radio
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
WNIJ News
WNIJ News and NPR is committed to connecting you with the latest news related to COVID-19 in northern Illinois and across the country. We are taking precautions to keep staff safe while providing you with the resources you need. Thank you for your continued support which allows us to remain your trusted source on the coronavirus pandemic.

203 New Coronavirus Cases In Winnebago County

WCHD.jpg

The Winnebago County Health Department reported 203 new cases of COVID-19 from Saturday to Monday.

Public Health Administrator Sandra Martell announced this while fielding questions about mitigation measures imposed on the county by the state health department.  

“Our total positives now is at 6,685, and over 34% of our population has been tested to date.”

The seven-day positivity rate for the county was 10.5%. Region 1 in Illinois, which includes Winnebago County, must bring that rate down to 6.5% or less for three consecutive days in order to lift the current restrictions. Martell emphasized the importance of face coverings and following the state mitigation orders in order to avoid further spread of the disease.